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Teams that have surprisingly never met in Europe

Published: Wednesday 16 December 2015, 15.30CET
The news that Porto and Borussia Dortmund have never before met in UEFA club competition got us thinking: which other big European names' paths have never crossed?
Teams that have surprisingly never met in Europe
Zlatan Ibrahimović in action against the other big team from Madrid last month ©AFP/Getty Images
 
Published: Wednesday 16 December 2015, 15.30CET

Teams that have surprisingly never met in Europe

The news that Porto and Borussia Dortmund have never before met in UEFA club competition got us thinking: which other big European names' paths have never crossed?

The news that UEFA Europa League round of 32 opponents Porto and Borussia Dortmund have never before met in UEFA competition got us thinking: which other big European names' paths have never crossed? Here is what we discovered.

Top ten fixtures that have never happened
1 Atlético Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain
2 Chelsea v Dortmund
= Arsenal v Atlético Madrid
4 Barcelona v Zenit
5 Chelsea v Zenit
6 Barcelona v Napoli
= Atlético Madrid v Manchester City
= Paris Saint-Germain v Zenit
= Juventus v Schalke
10 Benfica v Manchester City

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Honourable mentions
Paris v Manchester United
Juventus v PSV Eindhoven
Bayern v Sevilla
Chelsea v Sevilla
Barcelona v Olympiacos

How we ranked fixtures
Using the latest club coefficient rankings we assigned a number to each team, with top-ranked Real Madrid on one, second-place Bayern two and so on. For two teams who have not previously faced each other we added these rankings together, so Atlético (#5) v Paris Saint-Germain (#7) equals 12. The lower the number, the higher the fixture ranking.

Last updated: 16/12/15 15.34CET

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